This weekend, CD102.5's promotions and marketing director Kara Jones will complete a 100-mile bike ride. Or not. She's a little unconcerned about finishing that portion of Pelotonia, because she's already finished the most important part: meeting her fundraising goal of $1,400. Jones got involved with the fundraising bike ride - even though she "hasn't been on a bike in I couldn't tell you how long" - because her dad, Evan [pictured], was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer last March. "Obviously, it hit our family hard," she said. Her dad's doing better now, and Jones is already looking forward to next year's ride. In addition to her Pelotonia obsession, here are a few other things Jones loves these days.
This weekend, CD102.5ís promotions and marketing director Kara Jones will complete a 100-mile bike ride. Or not. Sheís a little unconcerned about finishing that portion of Pelotonia, because sheís already finished the most important part: meeting her fundraising goal of $1,400. Jones got involved with the fundraising bike ride ó even though she ďhasnít been on a bike in I couldnít tell you how longĒ ó because her dad, Evan [pictured], was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer last March. ďObviously, it hit our family hard,Ē she said. Her dadís doing better now, and Jones is already looking forward to next yearís ride. In addition to her Pelotonia obsession, here are a few other things Jones loves these days.
[ďDesireĒ] was one of the singles that when I first heard it at CD102.5, I ran into the studio like, ďWho is this?!Ē I looked her up and listened to all her other stuff and was like, ďOh, Iím into this. I like this girl.Ē Iím obsessed with her because itís hard to find a lot of women lead singers. Sheís super dark and angsty, and itís sexy at the same time. I caught her at Bunbury, and I just saw her at Lollapalooza. She puts on a hell of a show. Hopefully, sheíll swing by Columbus.
I donít trust people who donít eat cheese. I love cheese. Iím always going to be obsessed with cheese, but I love goat cheese the most. I love everything about goat cheese. Itís salty and soft and delicious. If I go to a restaurant and thereís something with goat cheese on it, Iím going to get that. Whether I enjoy the rest of the meal or not, Iíll like the goat cheese. I like a burger with goat cheese the most, but Iíll eat it on a bagel, crackers or just plain. When I went to Grandpaís Cheesebarn [in Ashland], it was too much. I spent too much, like $80, but I donít care, it was delicious.
I wanted to do something to channel my emotions and keep my mind busy. I thought, ďI can ride a bike.Ē I went the whole nine yards ó the bike, the helmet, the padded shorts, which are not cute. Iíve already raised close to $4,000, so whether I complete the ride or not, Iíve met my goal, and thatís the most important part. And the good thing is, my dadís doing much better, only because of the James. Weíre very lucky to have such an amazing hospital and fundraiser like Pelotonia. Iím already obsessed with it, and Iím definitely doing it again.
It rocks more than October. Everyoneís all, ďOh, Rocktober.Ē No, September rocks more this year. 1.) Itís my birthday month. 2.) All the concerts that are coming up. Everything from the Black Keys and Cage the Elephant, to War on Drugs and J. Roddy and Lorde. Itís like, ďHoly crap, where did all these bands come from?Ē Thatís Rocktober to me. Plus, Iím really looking forward to Independentsí Day this year, too. Thatís my favorite festival besides Pride.
Upcoming Blue Jackets season
When I was the assistant promotions director, I had to go to every game because CD102.5 is a part of every home game. I didnít know anything about hockey. I started going to hockey games and realized how easy it was to follow and how fun it was ó I mean, Iím a big fan of men in uniforms, so thereís that. They cheer for food, which I think is hilarious. After three goals, they do the chili chant, which is my favorite chant ever. You get to scream and be loud and fun and obnoxious, and thatís OK because thatís how it is.